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#345279 - 09/20/17 04:06 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Praying for you and Mars. Wishing the best. hugging's
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Farewell is like the end
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#345280 - 09/20/17 08:51 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Wolfie]
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I am not sure I could get along without you here. Thank you.

Regarding time of what we know: if the CT scan shows inoperable disseminated disease, I guess we stop there (not likely as far as I'm concerned). The surgeon said she would look at the scan before doing the biopsy, but depend upon a radiologist and pathologist for definitive results. Maybe it's not so bad. So only for the worst or the best will we know much tomorrow. Real results will probably take until Monday or Tuesday.

Tiny nice story: we were walking back from our local woods and saw a young girl carrying books who moved across the street. Then she tentatively approached us asking directions. Upon request, Mars sat. I told the girl the short way through the woods and the longer way on the street. After giving Mars a treat she asked me if she could take him with her. For me, without competing in obedience or dog sports, this is the best I can hope for, that a stranger finds Mars not frightening but protective.

With your good wishes, we'll be fine.

Mars and Mary Jane

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#345281 - 09/20/17 10:50 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Mary Jane]
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Well were here every step of the way with many, many thoughts and prayers for a good outcome.

hugging

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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
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#345283 - 09/20/17 11:16 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Shilohsmom]
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#345286 - 09/21/17 01:41 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Pretty scary but we'll see. The mass is very large and can't be removed with clean margins, even with amputation, because of its location. The only sign of spread the surgeon saw was an irregularity in a rib-all of that will be clear with the radiologist's report next week. Nearly all of the mass is a core of clotted blood but the surgeon said this was not uncommon and is not diagnostic of a particular kind of tumor.

We should get the exam results next week and we have an appointment with the oncologist next Thursday. Right now I just want to see my dog.

please stay tuned,

Mars and Mary Jane

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#345287 - 09/21/17 01:55 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Mary Jane]
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We're here awaiting every bit of news on Mars and you. hugging
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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
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#345290 - 09/21/17 05:55 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: Shilohsmom]
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#345292 - 09/21/17 09:40 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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MJ, i'm so sorry for this news. Let me know if I can do anything to help you guys. I know that Mars is getting all the possible love and care.

Please keep us posted and let us all support you through this.

hugging
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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/

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#345293 - 09/21/17 09:44 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I hope you and Mars are enjoying some serious snuggle/cuddle time right now hugging
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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#345294 - 09/21/17 11:13 PM Re: Mars sarcoma? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
Let me know if I can do anything to help you guys. I


Make that two of us.

I'm thinking of you and your sweet boy, Mars. We are not only here to support you but listen, share and sympathize. Whatever you need just holler. hug
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